Friday, December 14, 2012

Magic (OUAS & Zeus and Zoe Challenges)

We're only half way into December and i can't believe how many Christmas layouts i've shared already!  And i'm not done! hehehe  I normally don't scrapbook Christmas this much, but i have to say that i have been enjoying myself with the bright reds and the sparkling golds and the festive gems and the shiny ribbons!

My layout today is no exception!

I have been inspired by 2 different challenges.

First, on the Zeus and Zoe blog, the December challenge is to use at least 3 elements that sparkle and shine.  I think i might have overdone myself just a little :) 
- Gold and red bling
- Paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas collection has red glitter on it
- Chipboard covered with shimmery gold Perfect Pearls
- Chipboard sprinkled with red glitter
- Gold snowflake metal trinkets
- Shiny white ribbon

Second, i based my layout design on the December sketch at Once Upon A ...Sketch
 The OUAS journaling criteria this month is to interpret the theme 'It's December...' however we like.  I decided to make a list of what December means to me.

I wrapped my journaling around the edges of my layout.

It reads:
December means many things to me,
all leading to one special feeling in my heart...
the Magic of Christmas:

- Sugar the cat's fascination with the tree decorations -
- Going off my diet with almost no guilt -
- Glittery paper and shimmery flowers on my craft table -
- The twinkle in Ella & Daphne's eyes at the mere mention of Santa -
- Cooking meat pies while chit-chatting with my Mom -
- Hot cocoa with marshmallows on cold nights -
- Finding myself surprisingly wishing for snow -
- Parties, food, drinks and quality company -
- Extra cuddles and kisses by the fireplace with Yves -


Are you blinded from all the sparkle and shine?!

Thank you for dropping by!  Hopefully i put a little shimmer in your day! :)


  1. Wow this is lovely!!! I love the colours here!! :D :D

  2. I love your interpretation of the sketch Nicole! (I too, am rather fond of anything that sparkles!) Merry Christmas and thanks for joining in the festive fun with us at OUAS!

  3. Wow Nicole! this whole Lo is indeed MAGIC! absolutely gorgeous!

  4. WOW Nicole stunning LO.. adore all the sparkle elements!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Zeus and Zoe and OUAS :))

  5. So gorgeous Nicole! Love all the gold shimmery ornaments! You really captured the magic of Christmas! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :) Happy Holidays!

  6. Oh wow what a gorgeous Christmas themed layout this is! Absolutely love your take on the December challenge at OUAS. Thank you for playing along with us!

  7. Just beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Zeus and Zoe!

  8. I loe the red and gold. It is a very courageous color to choose, but it goes so well for your layout!
    Happy 2013, Andrea
    This is my interpretation of the challenge, have a look and if you like, become a member of my blog: